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Falcons Wins Seventh AWC Title



Super Falcons clinched a record seventh
title in the Africa Women’s Championship
after defeating Cameroon 2-0 in the final
yesterday at the Sam Nujoma stadium in
Windhoek, Namibia.
Desire Oparanozie curled a well taken
free kick in the 13th minute past
Cameroonian goalkeeper Annette Ngo
Ndom to give the Super Falcons an early
Cameroon’s Gaelle Enganamouit had a
chance at goal but the long range shot
went wide to deny Les Lionesses an
equalizer minutes later.
Les Lionesses’ defender Yvonne Leuko
slid at the edge of the penalty box losing
the ball as an alert Francisca Ordega
picked it up sending a through pass to
youngster Asisat Oshoala who
spectacularly found the back of the net
in the 44th minute to give Nigeria a 2-0
lead before the halftime mark.
Enganamouit had yet another chance at
goal in the 63rd minute from a corner
kick but it went wide again before she
almost converted a well taken free kick
but was denied by the crossbar in the
79th minute.
Nigeria held on to be crowned
continental champions and remain
unbeaten at the two-week long
tournament that attracted eight
The Super Falcons have never lost to
Cameroon since the inception of the
continental showpiece in 1991 as both
sides faced off in the final back then
with Nigeria winning 2-0 against Les
Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast will
represent Africa at the 2015 Fifa
Women’s World Cup in Canada.

_ Salifu Usman for Leadership.

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